Ripon

  • 17:25 CHS Vehicles Maiden Handicap6f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.03s
  • Off time: 17:27:26
17:25 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Abraham Monro 9/1
2nd Imperial Spirit 22/1
3rd Rufoof 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 535 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Rufoof 22
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 C Hills Dane O'Neill 70 7/24.50
2 (3) 33-3508 White, black chevrons, white sleeves, red cap Monakova (IRE) 38
3 9-3 D O'Meara D H Bergin (5) 66 14/115.00
3 (13) 67-6246 White, red epaulets, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Excellent Addition (IRE) 14
3 9-2 v1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 65 7/24.50
4 (5) 0486- Dark green, brown seams, light blue cap Colours Of Nature 356
3 8-13 E J Alston Neil Farley (3) 62 33/134.00
5 (4) 224663 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, quartered cap Cracking Choice (IRE) 22
3 8-11 b M Dods Connor Beasley (7) 60 9/110.00
6 (2) 36-3458 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 51
3 8-10 bt P F I Cole P McDonald 59 20/121.00
7 (7) 9-26875 YELLOW, WHITE star, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Annie Gogh 12
3 8-8 T D Easterby D Allan 57 6/17.00
8 (9) 68-933 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Perfect Pasture 12
Beaten Favourite
3 8-8 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 57 9/25.50
9 (11) 90/087-0 Grey, Red star and stars on cap Zoom In 53
5 8-7 t L R James Declan Cannon (3) 45 40/141.00
10 (8) 6978-09 EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Majestic Angel 38
4 8-7 B Rothwell Danielle Mooney (7) 45 66/167.00
11 (14) 0-50390 Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Another Claret 23
3 8-5 R A Fahey P Mathers 54 20/121.00
12 (1) 470-20U Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Lucy Minaj 12
3 8-3 B Smart J Mackay 52 28/129.00
13 (10) 643526 Brown, Beige armlets, Beige cap Imperial Spirit 8
3 8-2 v M R Channon Nathan Alison (5) 50 22/123.00
14 (6) 590-752 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Abraham Monro 12
3 8-2 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 50 9/110.00

Verdict

A low key finale and having been involved in a couple of decent maidens, it would be a major disappointment if RUFOOF were not capable of taking a hand. Charlie Hills' filly will have the steadier of 9st7lb on her back but she did finish third in a particularly warm contest at Newbury on her debut and this isn't the strongest of races. Perfect Pasture hasn't been far away in two handicap starts and his chance will be greatly enhanced if they set off at a decent clip. Colours Of Nature didn't show a great deal in four starts last term though Eric Alston is no stranger to having his horses primed to strike on their handicap debuts. Monakova makes a debut for David O'Meara having failed to get her head infront in 11 attempts in Ireland while Cracking Choice often races with plenty of zest and Michael Dods' surprisingly elects to step him up to a sixth furlong.